There is a widespread myth that says you have to be careful of cats because they transmit toxoplasmosis.In my pregnancies I have been tested and shown negative for toxoplasmosis antibodies confirming that although I’ve had cats since I was two years old, I’ve never had it.
The reality is that there are several animals that can acquire and transmit toxoplasmosis: dogs, cats, rodents, birds and cows, among others.Transmission occurs by eating contaminated feces or contaminated raw meat.That is the same way animals get it.
I do not know about you but I do not eat cat poop!The key is to keep the litter box clean and wash your hands after cleaning it.It is easier to get toxoplasmosis if you live near a chicken coop because if you have a contaminated chicken, when their feces dry in the sun the wind will blow and could breathe them or eat them over our food.
You can also get it by eating a medium rare steak at the best restaurant in town.
It is important to educate ourselves and not go repeating misinformation that hurts innocent animals.